Asia


Asian Shares Mostly Lower Amid Brexit Worries

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about Britain’s exit from the European Union. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.0 percent to 19,095.24. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5 percent…

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Asian Shares Mixed After Trump Offers Scant Policy Details

Asian shares were mixed Thursday following President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference. Trump offered scant details on policies, disappointing investors hoping for a clearer sense of his plans for trade and…

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Asian Stocks Higher After Upbeat Chinese Factory Data

Asian stocks were higher Tuesday, as upbeat Chinese factory data bolstered investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.7 percent to 22,147.18 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.9 percent…

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Asian Stocks Lower in Light Trading 

Stock markets in Japan and China declined Monday in light trading, with most other Asian markets closed. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.8 percent to 3,085.82 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225…

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Asian Stocks Rise After Wall Street Gains

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after U.S. stocks hit record levels, despite attacks in Germany and Turkey. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 1 percent to 3,133.81 and Hong…

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Asian Shares Slip Over U.S.-China Drone Row

Most Asian stock benchmarks lost ground Monday as investors fretted over the potential political and economic fallout from China’s capture of a U.S. underwater glider. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index…

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Asian Shares Extend Losses After Fed Rate Hike

Shares bounced in and out of negative territory in Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates overnight. The quarter percentage point rate increase, the second in a…

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